Word of the day: fissiparous. Prone to break apart, fractious. Great word, never saw it before. Per “xwordinfo”:xwordinfo.com, never been in the times crossword as an answer or clue.
I forgot to point out that I guest-posted over on Jim’s blog this week — Jim runs an amazing crossword reference site at XWordInfo. Jim is a great and smart guy with a set of interests that sometimes intersects minge (crosswords) and sometimes is oh so different — “I have a theory that nobody loves both Fellini and Bergman. You have to pick one and that determines much about your life.”